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Ron Davis speaks about ME/CFS at UT Dallas

It’s #OMFScienceWednesday! Last week, Dr. Ron Davis, our Scientific Advisory Board Director and Director of the Stanford Genome Technology Center, was invited to the University of Texas at Dallas, to speak in their Green Systems Biology Distinguished Lecture Series. He used the opportunity to introduce ME/CFS to approximately 300 biology and bioengineering researchers at UT...

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Ron Davis Talks on ME/CFS…and Texas Listens (HealthRising by Cort Johnson)

Ron Davis was invited to the University of Texas to talk to the biological and bioengineering departments over two days. His long talk was putatively on developing affordable technologies that can be used by doctors, but it ended up being more than that. On the technology side, though, Davis has always been focused on making...

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Dr. Mike Snyder’s latest research on the molecular effects of weight fluctuation

On this #OMFScienceWednesday, let’s talk about an exciting new study from Dr. Mike Snyder, Chair of Genetics at Stanford University. Dr. Snyder’s team performed a big data study – using the very same genomics technologies his team is applying to ME/CFS in collaboration with Dr. Ron Davis, with funding from OMF – to understand how...

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New ME/CFS Researcher: Lars Steinmetz

Happy #OMFScienceWednesday! Today we profile Dr. Lars Steinmetz, a new member of the OMF-funded ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford. Dr. Steinmetz, a Professor of Genetics, is known for his contributions to the understanding of how genetic variations lead to physiological traits, including disease. He did his PhD at Stanford University with our Scientific Advisory...

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OMF Receives $1 Million Donation

2018 is starting off to be a fantastic year. Today, OMF has received a $1 million donation! The Pineapple Fund has generously donated $1 million to OMF through Bitcoin, stating, “We chose the Open Medicine Foundation because ME/CFS is a serious and complicated condition that torments the life of its sufferers. We hope that these funds can accelerate...

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Highlights of the January 2018 Launch Meeting for the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford

It’s #OMFScienceWednesday! Today we celebrate the launch of the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford, funded by OMF. The Stanford research team got back to work this week, and met up to plan out the projects that are now possible because of this generous funding. Several points were discussed at the launch meeting: 1) Ron...

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Linda Tannenbaum Worldwide Tour Talk

As a part of the 2017 End ME/CFS Worldwide Tour, Linda Tannenbaum, CEO/President, spoke in six European countries and seven U.S. cities. Each visit included a presentation, Q & A session, and personal meet and greet. On the tour, Linda had the honor of meeting hundreds of patients, parents and caregivers. Each has a unique story...

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Why study metabolomics in ME/CFS?

Happy new year, and happy #OMFScienceWednesday! As many of you out there are recovering from the holidays, today’s topic is metabolomics. Metabolomics simply describes a way to study metabolism – that is, through measuring amounts of the metabolites (small molecules) produced by our bodies as we convert food into energy and other molecules that our...

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First T cell Project Meeting for the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford

Happy #OMFScienceWednesday! Just before leaving for the holidays, the T cell team met to plan out one of the projects we are funding at the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford. The team will follow up on Dr. Mark Davis’ observations of T cell activity in ME/CFS, to study a new cohort of patients and...

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OMF Newsletter – December 2017

ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center Update from Ron Davis, PhD We are happy to share a video research update from Dr. Ron Davis about the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford funded by OMF! This is the first of a 3-part series; the next two will feature Drs. Mike Snyder and Mark Davis of Stanford University. They talk about the latest and most promising...

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